JS is OFF! COVENTRY UNITED | The Dugout #4

The Dugout #4

Date: 29 September 2017 at 08:12 by Liam Cook

This week in our written interview series, The Dugout, CUTV's Liam Cook and Coventry United Assistant Manager Luke Morton get to the bottom of a crazy FA Vase match against Stone Old Alleynians. The Red and Greens required 2 injury time goals to seal victory at the Butts Park Arena.

 

Liam - Now the dust has settled after a chaotic FA Vase clash with Stone Old Alleynians, have the coaching staff been able to put their finger on what went wrong?


Luke - We know exactly what went wrong on Sunday. During the 2 training sessions we have had this week we have worked really hard on several things. The lads have responded brilliantly and have worked really hard, so we are pleased with weeks' work.


Liam - What was the feeling among the players at training this week, disappointment or determination to improve?


Luke - The lads are determined to improve their performances, and their training has proved they are up for doing that. But let's remember we have won our last 2 games, so it's not all doom and gloom.


Liam - It's no secret the Butts Park Arena pitch isn't in the best of conditions, even at this early stage. Is the status of the turf a contributing factor to United's stuttering form?


Luke - We all knew the pitch wouldn't be in fantastic condition, but we won't use the pitch as an excuse as we are a good team with good players who can adapt to playing on any surface. The board have done a fantastic job in getting us in at the BPA and they are working hard on getting the pitch better.


Liam - Chris Cox was named our CUTV Man of the Match on Sunday in his first match back from suspension. How important is the skippers return to the potential reversal in fortunes?


Luke - Of course it's good to have the skipper back in the team. A player of Chris's quality is always going to be missed.


Liam - A drop in goals has cost United in September. 20 goals in August compared to just 13 scored in more games throughout September. What's behind this?


Luke - We certainly haven't scored many as of late and it's down to a number of factors really. Players have not been on their usual top form, so they've missed chances which they would normally take. We also haven't created as many chances as we did in the earlier part of the season, and that is down to teams defending better against us and making it difficult for us. But that's something we have to deal with, that's what we will do.

 

Liam - The one positive from Sunday's game was the stoppage time comeback. A resolve which could come in handy in this push for promotion


Luke - Yes, it was good to see the lads digging deep right to the last, but with the group of lads we have thats what we expect.


Liam - And up next it's the bogey team, AFC Wulfrunians, a side United have never beaten. What do United have to do to put that record to bed on Saturday?


Luke - They seem to be a bit of a trouble for us, but hopefully on Saturday we can put that right. Wulfrunians are an excellent side and are in a good run of form so it's gonna be a very tough game, but if we play to our capabilities then we are in with a excellent chance of taking the 3 points

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